A sad loss conjures happy memories of life in the canyons

Although this woman from Ima had been wanting to take a trip to the canyons, I certainly hadn’t anticipated going under such sad circumstances. Last Saturday, funeral services were held for two of the brothers of one of the earliest families of homesteaders in the lma community Avrit G.(Sandy) Sparks and his brother, Lee Otis […]

Jury trial begins for Tucumcari man charged with attempted murder

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Trial began Monday for William Archuleta of Tucumcari, accused of shooting Bryan Cassidy of Tucumcari in the leg after a fight. Archuleta is charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery, child endangerment, tampering with evidence and negligent use of a deadly weapon from the August 2012 shooting. Deputy District Attorney […]

Quay County ranked 27th among other counties in job creation

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Quay County ranked 27th of the 33 New Mexico counties in job creation from 2010 to 2013 in a New Mexico State University economist’s study that showed New Mexico as last among the 50 states in job creation. Quay County ranked 16th in job creation last year. All of […]

Longhorns split wins with the visiting Red Devils


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Logan Longhorns split wins Friday night with the visiting Springer Red Devils. The (15-3) Lady Longhorns’ fast-paced game play and constant attacking of the ball on defense, combined with the Lady Red Devils short bench, resulted in the 53-37 win for Logan Friday night. “We had silly fouls […]

Tucumcari Rattler wrestlers will host district tournament

After another successful weekend with seven grapplers placing in the top three in their weight categories, the Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team will compete Friday at the Cardinal Classic at Robertson high school in Las Vegas. “The team continues to show such great improvement and I can not say enough about the younger wrestlers,” said Eddie […]

There is no more mystery about what life will be like at 64

Paul McCartney was 24 when the Beatles recorded “When I’m 64,” and I was 17. This song was included in Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, one of the foundations of our overblown youth revolution, and brought unwelcome thoughts about aging to mind. We viewed old age with fear and wonder, and our motto was […]

Quay County Commissioners to prepare for busy fire season

QCS Staff An award for quality audit reports, a resolution seeking more local control of county road speed limits and a warning about increased fire danger marked Monday’s meeting of the Quay County Commission. Commission Chair Brad Bryant said the County had received the highest award among small counties for quality audit reports from the […]

You can find inspiration in the big game on Sunday

Notes from the Church Lady By Debra Whittington I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith…1 Timothy 4:7   This weekend features one of the greatest sporting events of the year, seen by millions around the world. It is the Super Bowl featuring two teams who worked […]

Rattlers win one, lose one against Ft. Sumner


  Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattler boys basketball team won Thursday night while the Lady Rattlers lost against Fort Sumner teams at the Snake Pit. The (9-9) Rattler boys took advantage of turnovers to stay ahead of the (9-8) Ft. Sumner Foxes for a 75-63 win Thursday night at the Snake Pit […]

Legislature: Bishops weigh in on early education, minimum wage, marijuana; mum on gay marriage

Note: This story is part of a package of news stories on the New Mexico Legislature that the Quay County Sun has obtained from the Santa Fe New Mexican. By Milan Simonich The New Mexican New Mexico’s three Catholic bishops made no mention Wednesday of the legalization of same-sex marriage when they met with dozens […]